Morning Reads for Monday, January 11th 2016

The front page of the January 12, 1982 Atlanta Constitution
The front page of the January 13, 1982 Atlanta Constitution reported the effects of SnowJam.
Welcome to the Morning Reads GeorgiaPol.com style, where we show you some news you might have missed, and you have a chance to add to it in an open thread. Just keep it classy, OK?

34 years ago today, January 11th 1982, was also a Monday. It had been cold, and in the early afternoon, it began to warm up. Around 4 PM, it started to snow. Everyone panicked. It took me over six hours to get from Perimeter Center to Stone Mountain. And thus the first SnowJam was born.

It’s Day One of the 40 day Georgia General Assembly session. Here’s a preview of what might happen.

Not familiar with some of the terms you might hear while at the Gold Dome? James Salzer has a li’l hep.

The AJC released its annual pre-session poll over the weekend. The results might surprise you.

Whether Donald Trump becomes the GOP presidential nominee or not, many in the Republican Party are worried about a permanent split.

David Bowie, who set the stage for art rock back in the early 70s, is dead at age 69.

If a union represents you as a public employee, but you don’t want to join, do you still have to pay dues? That’s what the Supreme Court will consider today.

Some of the Republican presidential candidates were in South Carolina this weekend for the Annual Kemp Forum. Thoughtful discussion ensued.

There was no Powerball winner on Saturday, so the prize rolls over to an estimated $1.3 billion (with a B) for Wednesday’s drawing. What are your chances of winning the whole thing?

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Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen

The site looks great. Congrats ?

John Vestal
John Vestal

*tap*..*tap*..*tap*..this thing on? :>)

Congrats!

Teri
Teri

Happy birthday, Alexander Hamilton! The world will never be the same.

Ellynn
Ellynn

David Bowie… Heart. Breaking.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

And so begins 40 days of he!!. Ugh.

I think I like the new site so far. Look forward to seeing how things progress here!

(Yay for the edit function btw. Boo that the site does not get along with Chrome, at least on my end.)

analogkid
analogkid

Same here. I may have to download Firefox in the interim, as IE is crushing my soul.

Chet Martin
Chet Martin
SnarkyGOP
SnarkyGOP

Reading this from the Capitol building on a state computer running IE.

Nathan
Nathan

Sigh….they’ll learn to love either Firefox or Chrome. If they’re really brave, they’ll use Lynx (http://lynx.invisible-island.net/). Of course, I dunno how our new home would render in it.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Alabama is favored by 6 points tonight. I hope the vegas odds makers are wrong. I’m just tired of Bama fans. To be honest I’m very jealous and it’s mostly sour grapes on my part.

Chet Martin
Chet Martin

Clemson is secretly an SEC team, so I feel no shame rooting against the Tide. They just don’t need another one

Will Durant
Will Durant

Snow Jam ’82, 8 hours with a lousy heater in a Volkswagen Beetle and very few traction issues of my own. Just no way around the land yachts and pickup trucks slip sliding into each other.

gcp
gcp

I remember the abandoned cars all over the road. It was a strange sight.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Casinos we don’t need no stinking Casinos. The way I read Mullis’s comments it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere if he gets his way. http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/general-assembly-to-open-monday-nw-ga-leaders-discuss-education/article_258a3d7e-b76e-11e5-bee6-0f3369c25206.html

Is this the session of the plant? SB 254 http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20152016/SB/254